• #72: Saving Marriages and Hydrilla

    This week, we’re recapping the many, many, many FWC meetings over the past month. Plus, we basically save a listener’s marriage, discuss Botswana’s elephant situation, and review the basics of fire safety with Emily! Here’s a link to buy a shirt and support the show! Wanna join our Cast and Fat Blast Challenge? Click here. Follow Cast and Blast Florida: Instagram – Twitter – Facebook – Website Want to experience a world class duck hunt or fishing charter? E-mail Travis to book today . . . Connect with the gang on social media: Travis Thompson – @travisthompson – Instagram – Twitter – Facebook Nathan Henderson – @nhenderson77 – Instagram – Twitter – Facebook Emily Thompson – @lovedaloca – Instagram Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

  • #71: Questions That Need Answers

    Why do mullet jump? Who wins a fight between a snook and a bass? We’re coming at you with our questions that need to be answered, plus answers for those questions . . . AND we discuss the illegitimate love child of Garth Brooks and Kenny Chesney, attendance at the FWC spray meetings, great feuds in history, Elk meat, the Beatles, and fake eyelashes . . . Here’s the link to the trailer for Yesterday, the Beatles movie Travis talked about . . . Here’s the link to the Rothy’s shoes Em talked about . . . Here’s a link to buy a shirt and support the show! Follow Cast…

  • #51: Ducks as College Football Teams

    Duck season is fast approaching.  College Football Season has already started. How does a wayward outdoors podcast combine the two? Simple – we take the AP Top 10 and assign them duck species that correlate to their various program identities. Oh.  And Emily drafts country music singers.  And maybe rappers. If that sounds like the most ridiculous 40 minutes you’ve ever spent, wait until you click play! PS – if you’re in Florida, and hunt the Kissimmee River Basin, make plans to be at this meeting! Follow Cast and Blast Florida . . . Instagram – Twitter – Facebook – Website Want to experience a world class duck hunt or fishing charter? E-mail Travis to book today .…

  • To the Hunt

    Here’s to 2 am alarm clocks and ice on the windshield. To us not being sure why our hands are shaking – is it the bitter cold, or the monstrous 10 point that just stepped into the clearing. The sound of a wood duck whistling his way unseen through the darkness seconds before shoot time.  The rattle of the dog boxes as the pointers bang their tails against the side, desperate to find their next quail.  The snap of a twig behind you in the tree stand – Unknown yet full of promise.  The whistles, of bobwhites and pintails and dog handlers . . . The clucks, of hen mallards…

  • #43: What’s New?

    The gang is ALL here – back from vacation, and it’s time to catch up! This week, Venn Diagrams, Broadway animals, Red Tide, Duck Season, Fishing Hats, Hot Dogs, and more . . . Plus, a game is the foot!!! Follow Cast and Blast Florida . . . Instagram – Twitter – Facebook – Website Want to experience a world class duck hunt or fishing charter? E-mail Travis to book today . . . Connect with the gang on social media: Travis Thompson – @travisthompson – Instagram – Twitter – Facebook Nathan Henderson – @nhenderson77 – Instagram – Twitter – Facebook Emily Thompson – @lovedaloca – Instagram – @lovedalocafitness – Instagram Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

  • #35: Keep and Release

    Is this real life? A WHOLE episode of Keeps and Releases!!!! Plus – more Yeti talk, Travis is in the midst of tarpon season, and more! Articles we mentioned in Release: NPR on Decline in Hunters causing Conservation Funding Issues Sunscreen is killing Coral Reefs in Hawaii Keep: Nate: 1. SilverKings – watch on Waypoint.tv 2. Academy Sports Emily: 1. Crocs – No.  Seriously.  She Kept Crocs. 2. Darkwater Calls – Friend of the show Scott McKinney makes some of the prettiest AND best sounding calls in the industry.  Make sure to get yours ordered in time for Father’s Day!!! Travis: 1. Tennessee Elk Hunt Raffle – $10 Secures your…

  • #30: Excuses

    Show Notes: Have you ever spent 12 hours on the water, only to arrive home empty-handed? (shakes head in agreement) “Neither have we” But, just in case that DOES happen to you one day, we’ve got you locked and loaded with our best excuses for a bad day afield . . . No fish, too many fish, bad weather, bananas, lucky hats, and more!!! Keep and Release: Nate’s Keep item – Grilled shrimp, with this butter on it . . . Trav’s Keep item – What would Teddy Roosevelt Do?  The new website from Back Country Hunter’s and Anglers that examines public land policy through the lens of one of…

  • #29: Overrated, Underrated, and Properly Rated

    Show Notes: Are Power-poles overrated?  What about Mud motors? Mojo Decoys? Shimano reels? Plus – Tacos? Keep and Release: Nate & Kaley’s Keep item – the Little Gasparilla Island Facebook Group Trav’s Keep item – Barkeeper’s Friend   Follow Cast and Blast Florida . . . Instagram – Twitter – Facebook – Website Want to experience a world class duck hunt or fishing charter? E-mail Travis to book today . . . Connect with the gang on social media: Travis Thompson – @travisthompson – Instagram – Twitter – Facebook Nathan Henderson – @nhenderson77 – Instagram – Twitter – Facebook Emily Thompson – @lovedaloca – Instagram Podcast: Play in new window…

  • Dogs I Have Known

    I’m not exactly sure how or when my infatuation with hunting dogs began. I came by this naturally, I suppose . . . My maternal grandfather was a quail hunting tour-de-force, almost always with a pointer or 3 leading the way. My dad raised beagles when we were very young, so gun dogs were abundant.  There were always 2 or 3 in the kennels, until a litter came along.  Toby and Max and Dutchess and Bear wandered through my adolescence with their tri-colored saddles and soulful howls. But somewhere, and I don’t remember the switch exactly, we ended up with a Brittany.  Abracadabra was her name on paper, which we…

  • #21: The Off-Season

    Show Notes: Duck Season is over….now what? Travis, Nathan, and Emily share their to-do lists, the next hunting season they’re excited about, and remember that whole fishing thing? We should do that, too… Do You Even Mottled, Bro? T-SHIRTS!  Here are the $850 Waders that Sitka debuted at the SHOT show. Here’s the Decoy Storage Video from Gator Trax. Here’s the Slow Cooker Chicken with Wine Sauce recipe Emily mentions: Ingredients: 2 Tbsp. olive oil ½ cup shiitake mushrooms, sliced ½ cup carrots, peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces (approx. 2 medium carrots) 3 cups thinly sliced red onion (approx. 1½ large) 4 cloves garlic, sliced ¼ cup brandy (optional) 3…